Bengals WR Terrell Owens could not resist taking a shot at Jets CB Darrelle Revis this week. Especially after the Jets Pro Bowl corner called Owens a “slouch” last season. Owens told reporters this week that he was not that impressed with Revis.
“He’s a great corner, uh, good corner,” Owens said, “but not there yet with Deion Sanders, Aeneas Williams, Charles Woodson and Todd Lyght.”
Wait … what?
Hold the phone, did he say Todd Lyght?
Lyght was a very solid cornerback during his NFL career. But even the most ardent Los Angeles Rams fan would be hard pressed to select Lyght as one of the top cornerbacks in Owens’ era. So we turned to our resident expert, Bucky Brooks, to break that down.
Brooks played for five different teams (Buffalo, Jacksonville, Green Bay, Kansas City and Oakland) in five NFL seasons. He also served as a scout for Seattle and Carolina. So we asked him to rank his top six cornerbacks during Owens era (1996-present), and here is that list.
6. Asante Samuel: A two-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots and three-time Pro Bowl selection.
5. Charles Woodson: The 1997 Heisman Trophy winner and member of 2000s All-Decade Team.
4. Ty Law: Won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, member of 2000s All-Decade Team.
3. Aeneas Williams: Member of the 1990s All-Decade Team.
2. Champ Bailey: Member of the 2000s All-Decade Team.
1. Deion Sanders: Member of the 1990s All-Decade Team, 1994 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, sure-fire Hall of Fame selection.
Agree or disagree?